I guess I could pretend that I wasn't gone for 7-8 months from The Sims. Or I could excuse my way out of why I've been gone.
Truth be told, I was burned out. I was building homes right and left, and really, a few posts before my last in February, I was feeling really overwhelmed with building and underwhelmed with my creativity. So, I decided to unceremoniously step back and take a hiatus. Honestly, I didn't think that hiatus would have lasted as long as it did, but it did good nonetheless.
I started up my game about a week and a half ago to discover that a lot of my files were corrupted. So I basically had to start over. I lost whatever WIPs and sims I'd been working on but because I'd been away for so long, most I can't even tell you what they looked like. I uninstalled a lot of EPs and all my SPs so all I have installed really, are my favorite expansions and all my store worlds.
The log cabin in my last post in February was one I decided to rebuild, however. Here's a seasonal picture of what I've done so far....
There are just some minor changes to the exterior. Since I don't have Showtime installed the window in the front is different... and a few other modifications. Because of the snow in Appaloosa (where I moved my legacy family) you can't see the landscaping detail. But all landscaping is done, I've moved to the interior. I was hoping to have this ready before Christmas, but it simply won't get done. I'll be leaving later today to go to my mom's house for Christmas so I won't be back until after New Year's.
And in regards to building..... I haven't decided if I'm going to go back to building for others or if I'll just enjoy it for myself. I'm taking my time to make a decision. I really want to enjoy other non-build aspects of the game as well, like my legacy family I left behind.
Whenever a decision is made, I'll hit up my blog again. And really, I will still use my blog for personal builds so I'll be back around for sure now that I feel like I've gotten back into the groove of Sims 3.
I hope everyone has a Merry and Happy Christmas!